(TELEGRAPH) — Scientists have found those who take aspirin on a regular basis are much more likely to develop ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration (‘wet AMD’) than those who do not.

The disease, in which one’s central vision becomes progressively more blurred, affects a quarter of a million mainly elderly people in Britain.

Now scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that aspirin – taken by millions to ward off heart attacks, strokes and cancer – appears to greatly increase the chance of developing wet AMD, which is irreversible.

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